GUWAHATI, Sept 24 - Zubeen Garg�s Kanchanjangha is all set to topple Bahubali 2: The Conclusion as the highest grossing movie ever released in the State.
Till date,�SS Rajamouli�s magnum opus Bahubali 2 has held the record of being the top money spinner in the Assam circuit with a whopping collection figure of over Rs 5 crore.
Kanchanjangha, which has already surpassed Bollywood�s big-ticket movies like�Dangal�and�3 Idiots�in terms of collection in the State, is likely to surpass Bahubali 2 in a week�s time.
Kanchanjangha collected a whopping Rs 40 lakh on the day of its release, which is a record in itself. Shyamantak Gautam, who co-produced the movie,�told The Assam Tribune that the gap between Kanchanjangha and Bahubali 2 is fast narrowing in terms of collection of money in the State.
�Till Sunday, Kanchanjangha had nearly touched the Rs 5-crore mark. Today, it stands at a striking distance of Bahubali 2. We are pretty sure that Kanchanjangha will cross the benchmark set by the second instalment of the Bahubali franchise in a few days,� Gautam said.
�It�s a just a matter of time, as the movie that is into its third week, is still going great guns,� believes Siddharth Goenka of Goenka Enterprises (film distributor), which has released the movie in different parts of the country along with the State.
Kanchanjangha�is actor-director Zubeen Garg�s third directorial venture after�Tumi Mur Mathu Mur�and Mission�China. His last movie, Mission China, too was a runaway success.
�History is in the making. An Assamese breaking the records set by superhit Bollywood movies was unheard of. It goes without saying that it has set an all-time high collection record for any Assamese movie,� said Goenka.
�What is even more heartening is that for the first time an Assamese movie is being screened in Gujarat, Cochin and even Chennai,� he said. The movie has already been screened in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata and Hyderabad.